We were delighted to host our first Revit Data Management Insights Group meeting in May. Attendees included BIM managers, heads of BIM, BIM coordinators, and Revit technicians from architectural and engineering firms in the London area. Steve Deadman, our UK/EMEA Customer Success Manager and Nick Johns, our UK/EMEA Territory Lead greeted both new and existing customers and shared insights on recent and upcoming product developments and industry feedback.
James Gray, Squire and PartnersIt was a pleasure to have James Gray, BIM Manager at Squire and Partners as a guest speaker.

A long-standing Ideate Software customer, James presented his best practices on Revit model management featuring the Ideate Software solutions he uses. He made the case for regular model reviews and the importance of managing and fixing warnings in Revit. The best practices he shared were very much appreciated by all the attendees.  
During this invitation-only event, we also covered topics such as: 

  1. Wishes Granted - Top User Requests and Implemented Features. Steve presented Autodesk Forum ideas and Revit Roadmap wish list items that we translated into software features revolving around Revit model productivity, project auditing, model/data health and data management. He focused on the following Revit user requests:
    • Controlling view title alignments
    • Quickly reviewing and fixing Revit warnings
    • Live-linking Excel, PDF, and Word documents into Revit projects

     Read our Wishlist Granted blog post series for more examples.

  1. New Features and Developments. During this section of the meeting, we announced and offered a flavour of the upcoming Ideate Software improvements for Revit versions 2020-2023. Watch our blogs for more news!

The discussions continued after the presentations around canapés and wine, and we’d like to extend a heartfelt thank you to our attendees for their presence, questions, and glowing feedback. We look forward to the next Revit Data Management Insights Group meeting. More details to follow in due course.

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